Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

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Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by bruins72 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:35 pm

All challenge 33 discussion goes here!

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by bruins72 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:39 pm

I've just got to say, my new favorite player name is Chalupa! Our Penguins team has a winger named Vladimir Chalupa. He's a 29 year old winger from the Czech Republic. I don't know if Chalupa is a common name in Czech or if it means something in Czech but here in the US it's the name of an item sold at Taco Bell. It's like this fried bread that's used like a taco shell. Even though I can't remember the last time I ate at a Taco Bell, I remember liking Chalupas. :-D

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by nino33 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:48 am

I remember Czech defenseman Milan Chalupa from the 1976 Canada Cup...I've never had a chalupa at Taco Bell! HaHa

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Re: Challenge #33 -Pittsburgh Penguins!

Post by onemoreastronaut » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:59 am

I used a modified version of the TBL Rosters 6.3 in which Manimal has adjusted the salaries to match the salary cap EHM originally had. This seems to allow the finances to work better and not throw thing out of whack like we saw in the Bruins challenge.
Can you guys post this version of the roster update? It sounds very interesting.

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Post by Manimal » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:31 pm

onemoreastronaut wrote: Can you guys post this version of the roster update? It sounds very interesting.
There are some errors in the db, salarywise. It is really a work-in-progress but it was good enough to start a future challenge with.
We could probably upload it if more would like it

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by speedy_gonzales » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:11 pm

Hey Manimal...
I would be very interested in this modified version of the database as well:-)
Would be aweeesome! Cheers

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by Manimal » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:48 pm

I just realised there are a big number of NHLers that got their contracts set to zero. It was an error with my spreadsheet-importing.
I do not have the time to fix this

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Post by jesterx7769 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:40 am

So is this pretty much void then with contract issues? I was atleast going to DL the save game and check it out

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by nino33 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:15 am

Manimal wrote:I just realised there are a big number of NHLers that got their contracts set to zero. It was an error with my spreadsheet-importing.
I do not have the time to fix this
jesterx7769 wrote:So is this pretty much void then with contract issues? I was atleast going to DL the save game and check it out
I'd think the NHL contracts set to 0 would affect things at start-up, but not 15 years later when the saved game starts...

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by bruins72 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:29 pm

Exactly. Those contracts should be gone now. I don't see how it affects things at the point this save is at.

So is anybody else playing this challenge? I know I've been busy and haven't gotten very far yet but I do plan on playing it more. Anyone else? Any favorite players yet? Any that frustrate you?

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Post by King Eric » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:01 pm

Scratch that. Holla at ya!

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Post by King Eric » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:25 am

So, how long until I can fire my HC? Any time? So long as I hire someone who has been a part of the Penguins for 6 months?

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Post by bruins72 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:30 pm

Yup. You can fire him at the 6 month point and hire someone who has been on your staff for 6 months.

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by King Eric » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:09 pm

OK, so I never took the screens for the end of Season 1, I have all sorts of screens though, but none showing my roster and such. What should I do? I played by the rules and can send my save file to whatever, just let me know please.

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by bruins72 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:57 am

You don't have any older saves from where you might be able to get your screenshots?

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by coombs14 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:16 am

I would just like to point out that V. Boyko is awesome. I remember in the Tampa Bay challenge I drafted him in the 7th round and in his rookie season he was great for me. Its interesting to see that in another save he still develops into a 1st line centre.

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by bruins72 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:49 pm

Yeah, he is pretty good. I've drafted him a couple times before but never played long enough to use him. The hunny thing is, in this challenge, my best scouts still say he's a 3rd line center at best. I had him as #2 behind Repkin.

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Post by coombs14 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:49 pm

I also get the 3rd line centre scouting report. I originally had him as number 2 behind Repkin as well but he just kept scoring forcing me to put him on the top line. Just finished my first season and got a 91 point effort from him plus an average 8.5 rating.

Hell of a 3rd liner.

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by totch » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:03 am

TorneoConnect wrote:Very funny to see 41y/o Cindy or retired banana-gay PK))) nice rooster full of 35+ performers and Maata above 8 mln is a hell of wasted money... certaily it is more challenging to play with such restrictions, but RPG element is lost... better use real rosters or even retro.. when i played before i tryed to take care of every players need - if it is possible - to give playing time or good money - if it is not - to trade him out so he could get better conract and team role... and now i don't know whoever they are... mb only some whisky in a bus with maata... during a way to away game?)) for old good times
ADDITIONAL : This #33 starts at 1/05 BUT in RULES branch it is written that SEASON IS 01/07-30/06
SO what you can tell about which season is 1st?
or in #33 SEASON should be 1/05-30/04?????
or 1/05/29-30/06/30 and then as usual?
or whatever????
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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by bruins72 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:16 am

Yeah, I agree with Totch. I really don't like the racist and homophobic talk. We're a friendly community here and there's no need for that.

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by bruins72 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:37 pm

Yeah... I don't think so. :roll:

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by batdad » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:18 pm

THis guy has not been banned? Let's get it done boys. THat is brutal.

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Re: Challenge #33 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Discussion Thread

Post by B. Stinson » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:26 pm

No, don't worry, he was banned ;)

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